It would have been way more glorious if the panthers beat the pants of the seahawks in the playoffs. I would not of even cared much if we get destroyed by the packers in the next game. Beating the seahawks emphatically this year would have sent a huge message that carolina panthers are not some backwater team that everyone other than panther fans can diss and ignore on a regular basis.
Now where we are, I'm not exactly sure. We had a worse season than last year, but slightly better playoff results. Cam had some bad injuries at multiple points in the year , so its hard to evaluate his errant high passes and picks thrown.
One thing I can say is that recent few drafts have really turned out well for the panthers. Luke is a centerpiece for our defense and Kelvin can become one for our offense easily if he can get those dropsies woes solved somehow he would be a monster. Also the offensive line looks hell of a lot better than the revolving door "line" of mid season. And the cornerbacks of Norman and Bene have shown extreme potential.
One huge factor is if Cam can get his passes down and make them more catchable. If Kelvin can make vast majority of his catches, if Stewart stays healthy, we get one or two great offensive lineman, get one more great dlineman, we could do nice things in 2015-2016 NFL Season.
Not saying were guaranteed to go to Super Bowl 50 but if we get all the right pieces in line by the first game of the season, I'm expecting first round bye and get back to back wins in the Playoffs. I would be extraordinarily happy if we make it to the Championship Game.